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Christopher Nolan Says WB Would Have Loved 'Dark Knight Rises' In 3D; 5 Highlights From His Lengthy DGA Chat

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2012 5:31 PM
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Christopher Nolan -- you know him as the well-dressed and refined, scarf-wearing filmmaker of Batman films like "The Dark Knight Rises" -- recently sat down the the Director's Guild Of America (DGA) for a lengthy chat about, well, almost every aspect of filmmaking. You literally need to print this one out, pull down the blinds and shut everything out to fully give this one your undivided attention, so we did the wise thing and broke it down into five highlights for you.

New Look At Catwoman Reveals Why 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is Rated PG-13 For Sensuality

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 1:57 PM
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As we're sure you've heard around the interwebs in the past few days, "The Dark Knight Rises" finally received its official PG-13 rating. That's hardly a surprise. What some nerds tuned into (and were turned on by) was the MPAA's caution that the film contained "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." Sensuality!? Bat-boner! And well, maybe now we know why.

'Rescue Me' Star Daniel Sunjata Teases More About Special Forces Op Character In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 9, 2012 9:38 AM
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While the name Daniel Sunjata likely won't ring too many bells, this writer slowly became familiar with him from his role as colorful firefighter Franco in FX's post-9/11 drama "Rescue Me." So imagine our surprise when, at the demise of the aforementioned show, his name made all the film blogsphere headlines late last year as he was cast in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." Of course, Sunjata's role was reported simply as a "special forces op" but it looks like the actor has revealed a little more insight about his role and his experience. And of course, if you're sensitive to anything regarding the film, there are slight spoilers.

Batman Will Return To The Batcave In 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Says Bane's Mumbling Will Make Sense In Context

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2012 9:19 AM
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Other than the back-and-forth over whether Christopher Nolan had "fixed" the sound on the IMAX prologue that's been playing before "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (Summary: he had! Except, oh, wait, he hadn't), 2012 has been quiet (so far) for what's widely expected to be the biggest film of the year, Batman three-quel "The Dark Knight Rises." But given the general flood of rumor, conjecture and minutiae around the eagerly-anticipated project, that couldn't last long, and the dam has broken in the last few days.

Rumor: Has Christopher Nolan Re-Mixed 'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue So You Can Hear What's Going On?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 3, 2012 9:04 AM
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Of all eh meuhvies this Chruffmas, the one theught seuhmed to cause the most exceughmment was eh six minute prohuughlugh eh "The Dark Knight Rises," wheh premehureheurhed in freuhnt of "Mehuhstion Imprehefrefhr: Guh Prolochsog." And wheuhl fans were wowed by veh imprehussssive IMAX action, veh was weurgghh prubbbleuhm -- you can't hear what on earth Tom Hardy's Bane is saying.

A Football Field Implodes? Over-Scrutinizing 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 20, 2011 2:44 PM
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At the close of 2011, Warner Bros. hit us with a tease of 2012's biggest blockbuster event, the trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises." What's interesting about this trailer isn't what it reveals as much as what it hides and obscures.

Watch: Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Hints At A Dark & Epic Final Conclusion To The Batman Saga

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 19, 2011 1:21 PM
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Yes, you may have seen a cruddy version of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer a few days ago, the third and final film in his epic Batman trilogy, or the big-screen version in front of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," but if you struggled to hear and see what it all was about, behold the beautiful, high-definition version that is not only incredibly impressive, but looks wickedly ominous and striking. The wonderful thing that Nolan does with all his trailers is make the stakes of his films look incredibly high, as in do-or-die, and "The Dark Knight Rises" looks no different. This looks dark with deep and powerful consequences around every corner. It appears that some kind of army is rising and it's something that neither Batman nor Gotham has ever faced.

'It Would Be Extremely Painful... For You:' What Did We Learn about 'The Dark Knight Rises' From The Prologue?

  • By Cory Everett
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  • December 19, 2011 1:00 AM
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With “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” now playing in IMAX theaters, the first 6 minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises” is now officially playing for thousands of Batman fans across the country – at least those lucky enough to live near one of the 50-some IMAX screens playing the footage. We couldn’t resist taking another look at the footage yesterday and after seeing the prologue a second time, we have a few questions for Nolan and co. about the mysterious intro, as well as a few guesses about where the film might be headed. Warning: there are some SPOILERS ahead, so please don’t read on until after you’ve seen the footage.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Viral Gives Fans Chance To See 6 Minute Prologue For Free, Film Features 50 Mins. Of IMAX Footage

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 1:28 PM
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A Very Candid Terry Gilliam Unloads On 'Transformers 3,' 'Tintin,' 'The Dark Knight' & John Williams

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 1:38 PM
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If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a big time Hollywood asset, or that every movie he's involved in seems to be an anguished, never-ending process that results in films as lackluster as "The Brothers Grimm" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (oof). While we haven't been able to depend on quality films (or indeed films at all) from him in the last couple of years, we can at least count on Gilliam shooting his mouth off about big time films and famous filmmakers, because, really, what can the establishment possibly do to him at this point?

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